18 January 2023
Updated sanctions report
The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has amended Annex 2 to the Ordinance of 2. October 2000 on measures against persons and organizations related to Usama bin Laden, the group “Al-Qaeda” or the Taliban (RS 946.203).
By order of 16. On January 1, 2023, the competent UN Sanction Committee amended the list of persons, companies and entities sanctioned in this context. The change is directly applicable in Switzerland. SECO therefore has on the 17th. January 2023 adapted the sanction database SESAM (SECO Sanctions Management), which is relevant for Switzerland, and publishes the adjustment on its website.FINMA Notice
In accordance with the provisions of the regulation, financial intermediaries are invited to implement the prohibitions, block the assets of the sanctioned persons and report the affected business relationships to SECO. The notification to SECO does not exempt a financial intermediary from making additional clarifications in accordance with Art. 6 AMLA in the event of suspicion and, if he cannot eliminate them, immediately report to the Money Laundering Reporting Office in accordance with Art. 9 AMLA.
And the actual update (which also includes an amendment, which is not from the UN action):